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Minimum Wage


State Labor, Department of

As of January 1, 2024, the minimum wage in New York City is $16.00 per hour. The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) oversees wage regulations in New York State. Businesses employing people in New York State should consult (NYSDOL) resources to be aware of wage requirements and regulations.

Starting January 1, 2024, in New York City, tipped service employees must be paid at least a $13.35 Cash Wage per hour with a $2.65 Tip Credit, tipped food service workers must be paid at least a $10.65 Cash Wage per hour with a $5.35 Tip Credit and all other employees in New York City must be paid at least $16.00 per hour. More information can be found on the New York State Department of Labor website.

If you need additional assistance or want to file a complaint, please call: 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).

Wage orders published by the Department of Labor can modify the minimum wage rate for workers in certain industries. Businesses should contact the Department of Labor if they will apply any credits, such as meals or tips, towards meeting the minimum wage rate. It is illegal to pay employees below the wage rate.

Under the Wage Theft Prevention Act, private employers in New York State must provide all of their employees (both exempt and non-exempt) with a pay notice. This pay notice must include the following information:

  • Pay rate, including overtime if applicable;
  • How the employee is paid (hourly, shift, day, week, piece, etc.);
  • When pay day is;
  • The Doing Business As (DBA) name of the employer; and
  • Contact information of the employer, such as the address and telephone number
  • Any allowances towards the minimum wage(tips, meals, lodging, etc);

Businesses should keep copies of all of their pay notices.

For more information about the minimum wage or other labor regulations, please contact the Department of Labor.

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